Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Stout
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Filtered.
This magnificent example of a classic double stout delivers a velvety-smooth palate of dry, burnt flavours - complemented by roast, cocoa and coffee notes. Black, creamy and delicious; it is a Shepherd Neame masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - FEB 26, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts and some bitter coffee. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a black colour. Taste is of roast malts and coffee with some chocolate. Good example of the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Really nice stoud pours well with a nice head and plenty of foam malt biscuit taste with a nice alcohol content running through it will look out for it on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1288) - Nevada, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Roast and coffee notes are the predominate features of this stout although the aroma is not as pronounced. Fairly dry, medium bodied, thick head. Burnt flavors do not have a wood backing and leaves some bitterness. It’s good, but not the best here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6617) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate, woody notes, tar, liquorice. Taste is creamy, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, coffee. Full bodied, roasted finish. If only all Shepherd Neame beers were as good as this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rzymol (118) - - FEB 13, 2015
Pours dark with small beige head with some retention and some lacing. Aroma is on the sweet side: milked coffee, sweet chocolate, toffee and definately a roasted note. Very pleasant and stylish. Taste is sweet up-front with long very enjoyable roasted bitter ending lasting in the aftertaste. Smooth but with some carbonation that results in dry finish on the tongue. Overall, a nice surprise - a quite a nice and well balanced Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (557) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Butelka, Pod Mosteczkiem. Piana przy agresywnym nalaniu ladna, ale szybko opadajaca, ladnie zostaje na szkle. Bardzo ciemne, wlasciwie zupelnie nieprzejrzyste. Aromat glownie palonych slodow, troche kawowych nut, przy czym taka kawa ginie w palonosci. W smaku tez palonosc gra dominujaca role, choc - zaleznie od temperatury, pojawiaja sie rozne dodatki - kawa, czekolada, kakao, czasami jakies takie taninowo-drewniane nuty. Bardzo wytrawne, dosc gladkie w teksturze. Historyjka z kontretykiety (300 letnia, odnaleziona receptura) brzmi przy takim jego aromacie i smaku zaskakujaco realnie a nie marketingowo, Goryczki chmielowej w sumie malo, albo po prostu ginie we wszechogarniajacej palonosci. Piwo niewatpliwie jednowymiarowe, ale... ma to swoj urok. Dla fanow food-pairingu - ni cholery nie pasuje do panierki na schabowym ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1039) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Aromat czekoladowy, palone słody, delikatnie popiołowy, niezbyt intensywny. Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Mało obfita piana, szybko opada, świetny lacing. Piwo za bardzo nasycone i wodniste, brakuje troszkę ciała. Bardzo wytrawne, nie ma w nim w ogóle słodyczy. W smaku dość pusto, troszkę kawowo. W posmaku kawowa kwaskowość. Ogólnie jest troszkę nijakie, bez wyrazu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17Beer (116) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from a .5 l bottle into a pint glass. Aromas of malt and burnt coffee. Pours a classic black stout color with a tan head, not too thick. Burnt malt taste, smoky without any balancing sweet or smoothness, coffee and dirt tastes. Some full body, creamy texture with soft carbonation, and a burnt long finish. Not a masterpiece in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
der_andreas (3) - Munich, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Samtig, elegant, kerning und schokoladig und mit Kaffeenoten, so ist der erste Antrunk. Der Schaum könnte stabiler, auch der Geschmack könnte intensiver sein. Dennoch ein super Biier, dass sehr gut und süffig ist!

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